Turkey, Kyrgyzstan sign economic protocol

Turkey's Industry & Trade Minister said they have agreed to sign a preferential trade and a partnership and cooperation agreement as soon as possible, and launch initiatives to eliminate non-tariff obstacles.

Turkey, Kyrgyzstan sign economic protocol
Turkey and Kyrgyzstan signed an economic protocol in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Friday.

Turkey's Industry & Trade Minister Zafer Caglayan and Finance Minister Tacikan Kalimbetova of Kyrgyzstan put their signatures under the protocol after the Fifth Turkish-Kyrgyz Joint Economic Committee meeting.

"We have agreed to sign a preferential trade agreement and a partnership and cooperation agreement as soon as possible, and launch initiatives to eliminate non-tariff obstacles," Caglayan said during the signature ceremony.

Caglayan said that other issues two countries had agreed was to improve cooperation in energy and mining; cooperate in small and medium scale enterprises; support new projects and programs; encourage projects to be implement by the Turkish International Cooperation & Development Agency; exchange knowhow and experience; enhance cooperation in agriculture, animal breeding, culture, tourism, and transportation; and sign a cooperation protocol in contracting and technical consultancy.

Also speaking in the ceremony, Kalimbetova said that trade volume between the two countries was up by four-folds in a short time, and underlined the necessity to raise this figure.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Eylül 2008, 11:58
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